VINCI Construction Grands Projects signed Contract 1103 of the new Hong Kong metro line with MTR Corporation Limited (operator of the Hong Kong metro). Called SCL, for Shatin to Central Link, the project has a value of €280 million.
The contract covers construction of 2,475 metres of drill and blast tunnel and excavation of a 1,400 twin tunnel using a slurry TBM with an excavated diameter of 7.4 metres.
The work got under way in October 2012 and will take 68 months to complete. The new SCL line is divided into 10 main contracts and covers construction of 12 km of underground metro lines and four new stations and development of two interconnecting stations.
VINCI Construction Grands Projets was previously involved in building the Hong Kong metro between 1998 and 2002, completing the five Black Hill tunnels as part of the metro extension to the new city of Tseung Kwan O.